Friday, February 29, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Card

This is another insert created from my scrap stash for my Calendar Rolodex. Each day, I get closer and closer to completing the project...8:)

Sea Card-Day 19 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I am sharing a Sea card that I created. I used an ATC that I made to swap with my stamp group last month. In addition to the ATC, I used a cuttlebug collage layer, black mesh, letters, some ribbon, dew drops, and my crackle stamp. I also used some black ink and versamark ink to create the tone on tone look layered under the ATC. The ATC is airbrushed with Copic Markers. Left over ATC's are so much fun to use with other projects. I didn't know where I was going with this card initially, but I really enjoyed the end result.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Cards-Day 17 of My 30 Day Challenge

I created the following calendar Rolodex cards today. I used Basic Grey and K & Co. papers to create them. I embellished with ribbon, a metal plaque, and stickers.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Card-Day 16 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I decided to create another Calendar Rolodex card. I started this card by creating an ATC with a Stampers Anonymous stamp that I stamped on blue cardstock with black ink. I then embellished with stickles, added a butterfly, and some ribbon. Lastly, I layered onto a cuttlebugged rolodex card. Enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Basic Grey Magnets-Day 15 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I decided to create some magnets with wooden Dominoes that I found a couple of years ago. The dominoes are about 1 1/2 X 2 1/2. I used all scraps from prior projects and clear view quote stickers. I attached magnet strips to the back of each domino. I really loved how these turned out. They make instant gifts. Prep time was approximately 5 minutes for each after creating the 1st prototype. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Masculine Cards

It seems that I am always creating cards with frills...8:) Well, today I made some cards without frills- cards that could cross over as a Masculine cards. To create these, I used a PSX stamp as the focal image that I stamped in Black. I also used my magenta crackle stamp around the focal image. I used CTMH's Birthday stamp on one of the cards. Next, I added a cuttlebug layer and a coordinating layer. I finished the cards with some dew drops.

Friendship Altered Puzzle Box 2-Day 14 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today was a fun day. I made another Friendship Altered Box. I used papers by Basic Grey and multiple layers. I also used clear stickers for the quotes. I added an embellished letter, some ribbon, a metal charm, and an artificial flower.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Live In the Moment Calendar Rolodex Card

I had to use my scraps from the Altered Puzzle Box to create this calendar rolodex card before I ended this day. Enjoy!

Live In the Moment Altered Puzzle Box

I altered this puzzle box this evening. I wanted to use some Basic Grey and my new Stampers Anonymous set called Nature's Moments, that I found today. I love the worded stamp from the Nature's Moments set, "Live In the Moment and Make It So Beautiful that It will be Worth Remembering." Isn't that beautiful? I thought so too...8:) To create the altered box, I used Basic Grey's Infuse Papers & Buttons. I stamped flowers and the worded stamps from Nature's Moments set onto cream cardstock with black and SU's Bravo Burgandy ink. I then dusted some CTMH's Hollyhock ink onto the layer. I continued to embellish with some dew drops and ribbon.

Transparency Calendar Rolodex Card

Speaking of Transparencies...I was able to create the posted Calendar Rolodex card with my scraps from my transparency card making. The same technique and process applies, but the card was scaled down to accommodate my purpose. Thanks for looking...8:)

Transparency Cards II-Day 13 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today I decided to add more colors to the Transparency Card Collection. I also added an SU script stamp (Always) to the cards that I created on yesterday.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Transparency Cards-Day 12 of My 30 Day Challenge

It's Friday and I wanted to play with something fun and something that I had more than enough of. I have a box of transparencies, so I thought that today's creations will be something made with some. To make these cards, I cut some transparency sheets down to fit my image. I then stamped the transparency with black stazon ink. The focal image on all of the cards is an old Ford Truck of Sunflowers by PSX. I have had this stamp it seems forever. It is so versatile and so lovely. The worded phrase stamp is from the Memories set by CTMH. The gingham paper that I used is from Memories and the solid cardstock is by CTMH. After layering and creating the torn edge on each card, I then adhered the layers together with adhesive and brads. I added a flower to each card along with some stickles to accent the sunflowers in the back of the truck. I hope you like these as much as I liked creating them. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Calendar Rolodex-Day 11 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today I started my Calendar Rolodex. My goal is to create art for each month of the rolodex. I am posting 2 of the 1st additions to the Rolodex. They were made with scraps of K & Co. papers, cuttlebug pieces, and embellishments. As the same for my technique rolodex that I shared several weeks ago, scraps are the most wonderful pieces to use with projects like this. It is always great to make the most of what you currently have and you could definitely do that with these types of projects.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Day 10 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I thought that I would create a card that was a little lively. Guess what paper I used...some reliable K & Co. This paper is considered specialty paper by Brenda Walton. The paper is really awesome to use, extremely colorful and playful. I added a cuttlebug layer and some embellishments to finish this card off. I love the shimmer of the paper along with the various textures. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

All Occasion Day 9 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today was a good day! A close friend gave me an Amy Butler pad of paper, and I have been having the best time with it. I decided to use some of it today to create the card of the day. I created today's card with products from K& Co, CTMH, Robin's Nest, and Provo (Cuttlebug). Thanks for stopping by...8:)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Birthday Card Day 8 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I created Birthday cards using some Amy Butler paper by K & Co and CTMH's Birthday and Curvy Greetings sets. I also used my sweet little cuttlebug to create the swiss dots as a background layer. I then embellished the cards with pink gingham ribbon, bulldog clips w/a little glitz and some dew drops.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rub-On with a Twist

I found the most beautiful Rub-on's in Michael's yesterday. They were butterflies with glitz. I had to play with them today. To create the art pictured, I decided to add the rub-ons to some cardstock. I then dusted some blue ink on the cardstock, stamped the cardstock with my crackle stamp, and layered the piece onto black cardstock. Loved the result!

Totally Chic Card

I created this card today wanting to use some pink, wanting my creation to be very feminine, and wanting it to be totally chic. Please enjoy!

Fairy Dust Card-Day 7 of My 30 Day Challenge

I have had this Fairy Dust set for some time. I decided to play with it today. To create this card, I used CTMH's Fairy Dust (B1170) stamp set, CTMH's Ocean and Black Cardstock & Ink, stipple brush, cuttlebug w/embossing folder, and ribbon. I really liked the way this card turned out and I am enjoying the use of this Ocean color.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Vintage Summer Sign Card-Day 6 of My 30 Day Challenge

I have been having a wonderful time with these Vintage Signs over the past several days. This is another sign from Michael's. I added some white rub-on's to the sign and adhered the sign to my distressed cuttlebug layer. I also added some stamped twill from CTMH. The stamping on the twill is from the Friendship Word Puzzle stamp set by CTMH.

Vintage Sign 2

I had so much fun with the first Vintage Sign card, I thought that I would make another...8:) This card is very similar to the first Vintage card, but I decided to add some CTMH Rub-on's (Cherish, Memories, and circle images on the chipboard tag) to it. I also added the stamped chipboard piece using CTMH's "All My Love" set, and a Swiss Dots cuttlebug layer to add texture.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Vintage Sign Card-Day 5 of My 30 Day Challenge

I created this card for a friend that recently retired. It was fun to create, as the focal image used had been apart of my stash for some time. I found this vintage wood sign as Michael's. It looked promising. I wanted the vintage wood sign to be a little more vintage, so I added some crackle around the sign using my magenta stamp. I stamped CTMH's True Friendship on the vintage sign with black stazon. The Vintage sign is layered on to a bubble cuttlebugged layer. I added some ribbon and Robin's Nest gems to accent.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Day 4 of My 30 Day Challenge

I created this card today using some K & Co. scrapbook paper, an SU stamp, and my favorite Magenta stamp called Crackle. I loved the end result.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cuttlebug Card

This is day 3 of my 30 day challenge to create at least 1 piece of art for 30 days straight. Today, I created this card using my new floral fantasy cuttlebug embossing folder, k & co paper, CTMH sweet leaf textured white core cardstock, and CTMH Love Quotes set. I added a torn edge and some dazzling glitz to finish the card. This card was a relaxing one to create after a long days work.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Shop Card

I am loving this little stamp set more and more. I used "Let's Shop" by CTMH. I cuttlebugged the background with the diamond cuttlebug folder. Then sanded the cuttlebugged cardstock to expose the white core. The white core cardstock is always wonderful to use for sanding projects. I then added stamped layers from the Let's Shop set and embellished with ribbon, flowers, and gems.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Butterfly Card

I created the following butterfly card after getting my new CTMH order. The stamp set that I used is Butterfly Kisses. I also used some textured cardstock from CTMH. I thought this set would be lovely paired with my new cuttlebug folder that I received today called Swiss Dots. Enjoy...8:)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentine's Day Card

I decided to create my Valentine's Day card early for my hubby. To create this card, I used a cuttlebug embossing folder, CTMH Sets: Adorable, LoveQuotes, and Because I Love you. I also used CTMH's cranberry and black ink. Check Spelling

Technique Rolodex-Inserts

I was asked to share more of the individual inserts of the Technique Rolodex. The following were created with a specific technique in mind and filed accordingly in my rolodex. I used a lot of scraps to create the inserts of the Rolodex. This project is perfect for recycling scraps. The rolodex was purchased from Pottery Barn with all insert and tabs included.

Airbrushed Techniue-I cuttlebugged my Rolodex insert with an embossing folder to add texture. Applied Colorbox chalks to the insert to add color to the texture. I created an ATC using the Airbrush Techniue by stamping my image onto cardstock using Black Stazon Ink. I added various colors of Copic Markers using my Air Brushed system. I layered my ATC on to a base and added some embellishments. Then applied the embellished card to my embossed rolodex insert.

Cuttlebug Technique- I added this section to my Technique Rolodex so that I could always have a sample of which embossing folders I had in my collection. I cuttlebugged the rolodex insert and added Colorbox chalks to add texture. I added a stamped, layered and colored focal image. I added embellishments to the insert to give more character.

Cuttlebug Technique w/ Stickles- This is the very same technique as above with stickles added to give some glitz. I love stickles...8:) I used the Bugs set from CTMH.

Cuttlebug & Embossed Technique-I cuttlebugged the insert with the Snowflake Embossing Folder and added pigment ink. Since pigment ink takes longer to dry, I added some Clear Embossing Powder to my cuttlebug insert and heat setted it to ensure fixed drying. I added an embossed, layered and Copic colored focal point image. Embellishments were added to complete the insert.

Formica Stamping Technique-For this technique below, I used formica tiles from Lowes. I stamped them with Black Stazon ink and added them to my embellished Rolodex inserts.

Wet Embossed Technique- I used an embossed piece of scrap from a project 2 years ago..8:) The focal framed piece is from a project about 3 years ago. With the wet embossed technique, I also used direct to paper. I directly applied celery ink to the rolodex insert. I stamped images on to the insert. I added my embossed scrap piece. Then I added some ribbon for a Shabby Chic look. I then added the framed focal piece with some 3-d tape. I tore the edge of my insert and added some brown ink to accent the frame. My last additions were my Play embellishment and R clip.

3-Dimensional-I added this section to serve as a reminder to what 3-D can add to my artwork. 3-D pieces can add texture and in this insert-some lovely glitz. After adding the 3-D Pieces to my cuttlebugged insert, I continued to embellish with velvet ribbon and my laughter addition.

Microscope Slide Technique-I made this slide several years ago using black and yellow stazon inks. I stamped the microscope slide with black stazon ink and colored the complete slide with yellow stazon ink. I then sandwiched a piece of vanilla cardstock between the colored microscope slide and a clear slide. I sealed both slides together with black thick large UT granuals that were melted in a melting pot. This is a very cool technique.

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